41st round pick Justin Tordi SS University of Florida
AS A SOPHOMORE (2004): The Gators' starting shortstop, he joined first baseman C.J. Smith as the only UF players to start all 65 games…Batted .302 with 41 runs batted in, 36 runs, 14 doubles and four homers…Produced 18 multiple-hit games and had five multiple-RBI outings…Led the Southeastern Conference with 235 assists and was part of 54 double plays…The assist total was the third-highest in school history…Established Florida sophomore records for assists, double plays and sacrifice bunts (nine)…Did not commit an error over the final 23 games of the season, handling a total of 121 chances…Rated second in the SEC behind Vanderbilt's Ryan Klosterman (.975) with a .963 fielding percentage after being charged with 13 errors in 355 chances…Hit by a pitch nine times to finish one plunking behind classmate Stephen Barton for the team lead…Batted .265 in SEC play and was fourth on UF with 19 RBI against conference opponents…Ranked second on the squad with a .339 clip in non-league games and drove in 22 runs…Contributed at least one hit in seven of UF's nine postseason contests…Plated two runs with a two-bagger in the opener of the NCAA Super Regional at Miami (Fla.) on June 12…Turned in a .375 (3-for-8) showing at the NCAA Oklahoma City Regional, scored three times and drew three walks…Doubled and came across during 12-1 romp over Central Connecticut State to begin the event…Poked an RBI double and scored during the 7-0 win over Georgia in Birmingham, Ala…Went 2-for-4 versus No. 5 LSU in the Gators' 5-4 upset of the Bayou Bengals to begin the SEC Tournament…Delivered a pair of hits and contributed an RBI and run in the 3-2 edging of Florida State on May 12…Helped the Orange and Blue take two of three games at Alabama by going 5-for-11 (.455)…Matched a season-high with four RBI in 22-8 conquest of Auburn on May 2…Went 2-for-4 and scored in game two of the Vanderbilt series…Ripped a pair of hits in victory over Mississippi State on April 17…Socked a homer and was 2-for-3 in setback at No. 7 South Carolina on April 11, two days after recording the second-most assists (10) in school history…Put together a career-best 13-game hitting streak between March 13-April 4, which was the third-longest on the team in 2004…Batted .340 (18-for-53) during the skein…Belted a solo shot against Georgia and was walked intentionally by the Dawgs on April 3…Launched a double in the 7-6 thriller over FSU on the final day of March…Hit .375 (6-for-16) during the road sweep at Kentucky over March 26-28 and managed two hits in every game…Totaled four RBI and three doubles against the Wildcats…Stroked game-winning single to defeat Arkansas, 7-6, on March 21 to take the rubber match of the series…Opened the set with the Razorbacks by going 2-for-4 and scoring twice…Roped three hits in four at bats during 8-7 squeaker over Purdue on March 5…Socked first dinger of the campaign in 3-for-5, three-RBI outing at Stetson…Drove in four runs and had three hits against Michigan on Feb. 25…Drew two walks and scored twice in one-run loss to Miami (Ohio)…Chipped in with three hits, two runs and an RBI versus Gardner-Webb on Feb. 8…Singled and scored in UF's season opener, a 14-0 mauling of G-W.
AS A FRESHMAN (2003): Played in 53 games and made 52 starts…Drew 49 starts at shortstop and three at third base…Batted .269 overall as a rookie, scored 34 runs and tallied 23 RBI…Compiled a slugging percentage of .401…His 10 doubles ranked sixth on the Gators…Launched four home runs…Recorded 11 multiple-hit games and knocked in two or more runs five times…Hit by a pitch nine times, the second-highest total behind Brian Rose (18)…Registered a .955 fielding percentage, with 11 errors in 246 chances…Did not commit a miscue in his first 11 games as a collegian, covering 43 chances…Season-best hitting streak was five games, between March 8-14…Scored a run in six-consecutive games from Feb. 19-March 1…Came across the plate twice or more in a game eight times…Turned in a .244 ledger in SEC play, but had a hit in 13 of his 24 league games…Collected three runs batted in during series win at home versus Kentucky over May 16-18 and laced his first triple…Credited with a team-high nine assists in 5-4 decision over Siena to complete a two-game sweep…Delivered three hits and drove in a couple of runs in 11-1 rout of the Saints…Certainly did his part in 14-inning epic against South Florida on Feb. 25, as Tordi was 5-for-8 during the 13-12 Gator triumph…Scored three runs, smacked two doubles and had two RBI…His 10 total bases against the Bulls were the second-most of any player…Cranked first homer in 10-9 win over Charleston Southern on Feb. 12 and finished 3-for-5 with three runs…Went 1-for-4, scored and had an RBI in his collegiate debut against Mercer on Feb. 7.
SUMMER: Competed in the prestigious Cape Cod League for the Hyannis (Mass.) Mets in 2004…Saw time in 21 games and batted .160 (12-for-75) with eight RBI and a couple of doubles…Joined former Gator teammates Ben Harrison and Jonathan Tucker on the Mets in '03…Helped lead Hyannis to a 21-19-4 record by starting 43 games, the second-most on the team…Batted .184, scored 13 runs, had 11 RBI…Also poked four doubles and was 4-of-5 on the basepaths…Fielded .957 with just eight errors in 188 chances, mostly at shortstop…Led the team with eight sacrifice bunts…Member of Junior National USA Team that won bronze medal at the World Championships in 2002…Batted .371 at the event and tied for second-most doubles in the tournament's history with six…Played for Team Florida USA in the Perfect Game Showcase…Squad took home the USA Junior Olympic National Championship and was ranked No. 1 by Baseball America…Played in the All-American Showcase…Member of 2001 Team Florida USA which was the USA Baseball Junior Olympic National Champion and the Continental Amateur Baseball Association (CABA) High School World Series winner…Selected to play for the 2000 USA Baseball Youth Junior National Team that claimed the gold medal at the CABA World Series.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2002 graduate of Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Fla., where he was a four-year letterwinner for head coach Mike Barefoot…Ranked as one of the nation's top-200 recruits by Team One Baseball…Named all-state in Class 6A and collected all-metro and all-conference accolades…Set Dr. Phillips' single-season home run record with eight taters as a junior…Named as the team's Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year…Selected to the state high school all-tournament team…Also earned varsity letters in basketball and volleyball.
.242/.342/.314 4 HR 31 RBI 15 BB 54 K